A few weeks ago, Landon and I decamped to Kiawah Island with my parents and sister for her 25th birthday. The island is gorgeous, and definitely hasn't been overdeveloped. There are miles and miles of biking trails, untouched beaches as far as you can see and a great shopping area just a short bike ride away.
I'd been to the area before--I actually worked at the Carolina Girls shop at Freshfields Village a couple of times after law school when they were understaffed--and, in high school, my sister and I went to Camp St. Christopher just a stone's throw away on Seabrook Island. However, I hadn't ever stayed in the resort before, and I loved it.
The first night we were there, we celebrated Amber's 25th birthday. That's a quarter-century old! When I was 25, I had just ended an engagement and decided that I was going to drop out of law school...Amber's gainfully employed and is building her first house at the same age. Guess who's the more responsible sister?!?
Amber loves Jane Austen, so Landon and I got her the annotated Pride and Prejudice. It has pictures and notes on what the characters would have been wearing, as well as cultural and historical notes.
We had Oreo cake from Kaminsky's. My mouth waters just thinking about it.
|We stayed just off of this street.|
We apparently are not very good bike riders, as I almost crashed into a tree, Mama pretty much vaulted over the handle bars and Daddy skinned his knees when he fell off of his bike. I blame these events on faulty equipment.
|Mama and Daddy keep on trekking.|
|The Ocean Course club house.|
|The pond closest to our house|
|The cottage where we stayed|